Lighter Side: Is this ad too sexy?

by Olivia D'Orazio01 May 2015
OK, so sex sells – even when it comes to real estate – but does this listing video go too far?
The video, produced and directed by California listing agent Patrick Raymond, shows a beautiful and unique Grover Beach, Calif., home. However, the video opens with a nude couple in bed and suggestive lingerie strewn around the room. That couple reappears throughout the four-and-a-half-minute video, in various states of undress.
Some agents have wagged a finger at the man behind the video for its explicit nature (watch it below, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!), while others take issue with the fact that it doesn’t do a good job of actually showing the home.
Raymond, meanwhile, tells Inman News in the States that he’s received a lot of interest in the property, including from prospective buyers who admit it’s over their price range and female buyers asking if the male actor “comes with the house.”


Have your say: Does this video go too far?


  • by EddieN 5/1/2015 12:09:38 PM

    That is the worst video ever! It's not sexy at all. The music is annoying. There is nothing about the property, except for a few accent pieces and horrible broadloom. This is a perfect example of money poorly spent.

  • by Entourage 5/1/2015 12:30:08 PM

    Was that Gary Buse he at the end drinking a flask as their realtor :D that has got to be the funniest video I've ever seen my life a little bit too much attention on the talents and not enough on the property! if they can find a balance it might just sell. Right now it just looks like the trailer from Entourage ✌️

  • by 5/1/2015 12:39:00 PM

    Actually it was a pretty creative concept showing a couple living in their beautiful home (that they were beautiful and had some scenes was the point of keeping the attention going), so while it certainly dragged a little they did show some of the house, the view, and amenities of the area. The music got tedious and the agent at the end was a little hilarious but a not a bad thinking outside the box idea!

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